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2016 Alex Hopkins Memorial Lecture & Dinner

Churchill College, Cambridge.
This year’s lecture, entitled 'Ocean: the engine of our planet’ is to be given by Dr Helen Czerski. The lecture will explore the idea that, whilst we live on a blue planet, most of us rarely touch that blue. The oceans are remote and inaccessible without ships or scuba gear, but as this gigantic and dynamic reservoir flows around our planet, it has a huge effect on our everyday life. Our weather and climate depend on it, and the battles, trade and food supplies influenced by it have shaped our civilisation. Helen will tell us how this engine works, how we study it, and what the future holds for it.